What it signifies, by Ed Coletti

when a lurking beast halts
by itself in a shallow river

That it stands alone conveys
sadness o bestia disconsolada

despairing solitude
the disorder of this exact animal

severed from all others of its species
beast alone detached to die without

warmth from huddled bodies not
standing not even floating together


Ed Coletti studied under Robert Creeley in  San Francisco (1970-71).  Recent poems appear in The Brooklyn RailNorth American Review, SpillwayBig Bridge, and Kentucky Review. Most recent poetry collection The Problem With Breathing(Edwin Smith Publishing –Little Rock- 2015).

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Posted on December 21, 2016, in Issue 19: Speculative Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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